Job Vacancy Distribution Work Planner Environmental Consultants (ECI)

Job title: Distribution Work Planner

Company: Environmental Consultants (ECI)

Job description: As a Distribution Work Planner with ECI, your office is the great outdoors! We keep the lights on and go anywhere there is a power line – from the city to the rural countryside and remote woods. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value the freedom of working independently. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the rewards of a challenging profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.

Some of the most important characteristics of ECI Distribution Work Planners is open-mindedness and the ability to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients. Successful candidates come from varied educational backgrounds in fields such as an arboriculture, environmental science, ecology, forestry, natural resource management, and conservation biology or experience as an arborist, plant healthcare technician, herbicide applicator, groundman, foreman, or general foreman.


  • Industry competitive pay.
  • Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.
  • Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/AFLAC/Vacation Accrual/Paid Holidays/EAP eligibility on day one of employment (Full-Time Employees).
  • 401K, life insurance, long-term disability eligibility first of the month after 3 months of service.
  • Sick Time eligibility on day 90 of employment.
  • Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.
  • Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).
  • Boot and clothing program (company funded).
  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.


  • Inspect and document required power line clearance work (tree pruning or vegetation/control removal).
  • Prescribe Integrated Vegetation Management control methods that enhance the ecological benefits of transmission rights-of-way.
  • Resolve customer concerns and complaints related to scheduled or completed line clearance work in a timely manner.
  • Record associated vegetation work for later pruning and removal by a tree crew on a tablet in the field using specialized software or paper maps.
  • Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with project leadership, auditors, utility clients, contractors, landowners, and the general public.
  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related discipline.
  • Must be able to read maps and identify tree species.
  • Must be able to identify required removal and trimming work in accordance with utility maintenance specifications.
  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and show attention to detail.
  • Must be able to adapt to change.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Ability to travel daily with potential for overnight travel +/- 15% throughout Pennsylvania.


  • Prior UVM or directly related experience preferred.
  • Certification as an ISA Arborist preferred.
  • Familiarity with tree growth rates, tree response to injury, and hazardous tree conditions preferred.
  • Prior experience with GIS software/technology preferred.
  • Familiarity with vegetation removal, utility line clearance, and utility vegetation methods and equipment is preferred.
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish).


Working Environment

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, and traffic cone.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. For more information visit our website .

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA: Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

Expected salary:

Location: State College, PA

Job date: Tue, 06 Sep 2022 22:39:55 GMT

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